June 10, 2020 Subject:
A Classic Puzzle Game
Maxis is best known for their Sim series of games, but they explored other genres with some great success. Marble Drop is one of these successes.
The game mechanics are simple, drop colored marbles in the correct funnels in the correct sequence to have them end in the desired target receptacle. The introduction of elements like track switchers, sensors, and ball traps increase the complexity of the game rapidly.
The graphics are pre-rendered 3D and done very well for the hardware limitations of the time.